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Josmil Pinto | Catcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins optioned C Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester; re-assigned C Eric Fryer to minor league camp.
That means Chris Herrmann will serve as Kurt Suzuki's backup. Pinto dealt with a concussion this spring, which limited him to just 17 at-bats. He remains intriguing with the bat, but the Twins don't seem to trust him behind the plate yet. Apr 2 - 10:45 PM

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Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Josmil Pinto (concussion) will likely play in another minor league game Tuesday.

Pinto, who suffered a concussion earlier this month, caught three innings on Monday and went 0-for-1 with two walks. The Twins will keep him on the minor league side in case there's a setback, but he's making strides to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 5:51 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) caught three innings Monday in a minor league game.

Pinto also went 0-for-1 with two walks at the plate. He was shut down for eight days with a concussion but looks to be a go for the beginning of the season.
Mar 30 - 3:29 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared for games.

Pinto was shut down for over a week with a concussion. He passed his ImPACT test on Monday morning and is expected to play in a minor league game Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old should be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 10:22 AM

The Twins hope Josmil Pinto (concussion) will be cleared to play in a minor league game Monday.

Pinto claims that he is no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms, but he failed part of his concussion test on Friday. The results of a second test should be available Sunday, at which point he could be cleared for game action. The Twins hope Pinto will be ready for Opening Day, but if he's not they could potentially backdate a DL stint and he'd miss minimal time.
Mar 29 - 11:31 AM

Josmil Pinto failed part of his concussion test on Friday and is scheduled to retake it again on Sunday.

Pinto claims that he is no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms, but the team isn't quite ready to clear him just yet. As long as he's cleared on Sunday, he should be ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 28 - 10:21 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared to resume all baseball activities.

It's not clear when he'll play in a Grapefruit League game again, but Pinto is apparently no longer experiencing concussion-related symptoms. He's been on the shelf for a week of action. Pinto is expected to open the season as the Twins' primary backup behind Kurt Suzuki.
Mar 27 - 8:46 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) is planning to hit in a batting cage Thursday in Twins camp.

Pinto suffered a concussion last Saturday when he was hit in the head by a backswing. He's hoping to get back into Grapefruit League action over the weekend and he should be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 26 - 10:23 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared to resume limited baseball activity.

Pinto suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a backswing on Saturday, but he plans to hit in the cage Wednesday and perhaps even do some catching work. The Twins will surely keep an eye on him to see how he responds, but it sounds like he won't miss much time.
Mar 25 - 9:40 AM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that Josmil Pinto (concussion) is doing better.

Pinto suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by Adam Jones' backswing on Saturday. He has resumed riding a bike, but it's unclear when he'll be ready for baseball activities. Obviously the Twins will handle the situation with care.
Mar 24 - 1:09 PM

Josmil Pinto will be held out of baseball activities for 4-5 days due to a concussion.

Pinto's teammate Eduardo Escobar told reporters Pinto didn't sustain a concussion in Saturday's game, but that was obviously uninformed opinion. A CT scan came back negative, but Pinto reported feeling dizzy Saturday, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Concussions are notoriously fickle, so it's tough to say how long Pinto may be sidelined.
Mar 22 - 11:21 AM

Josmil Pinto did not suffer a concussion as a result of being hit in the head by Adam Jones' backswing Saturday, teammate Eduardo Escobar said.

Pinto was actually hit by Jones' backswing three times, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Mike Berardino. The backstop was evaluated for a concussion Saturday, but Escobar said his teammate is "OK" and that he's feeling better. Pinto didn't travel with the Twins for their Sunday Grapefruit League game, and the team should give a clearer picture of his status shortly.
Mar 22 - 8:09 AM

Josmil Pinto is being evaluated for a concussion after being hit in the head by the backswing of Adam Jones during Friday's Grapefruit League contest.

Pinto has already missed time this spring with a quad injury. He's expected to open the season as the primary backup behind Kurt Suzuki, though any missed time at this stage could put those plans in jeopardy. The Twins should have an update on his status shortly.
Mar 21 - 2:52 PM

Josmil Pinto went 3-for-4 as a designated hitter in the Twins' 6-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Pinto was making his third appearance of the spring after missing time with a quad injury. The Twins are expected to keep him as Kurt Suzuki's backup this year. That was his role last year, too, but he was sent down for three months because there wasn't enough playing time available for him. He figures to stick this time around, but he still might not play more than the typical backup.
Mar 14 - 4:26 PM

Josmil Pinto (quad) is in the lineup at DH for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game.

While he's DH'ing in Wednesday's tilt, Pinto thinks he could be ready to catch as early as Thursday. It appears the quad issue, suffered on March 6, is little more than a speed bump.
Mar 11 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar